The following is a daily text product issued by the OHRFC:Ohio River Basin Hydrometeorological Discussion
Ohio River Forecast Center, Wilmington, Ohio
145 PM EST Thursday, March 5, 2015
The weather system that produced so much rain and snow over the Ohio Valley
over the last 2 days is moving east of the area today. High pressure behind it
will usher in cold, dry air. Temperatures will moderate to around normal by
the end of the weekend and become warmer than normal by late next week.
After snows taper off later this afternoon, very little precipitation is
forecast for the basin for the next week.
...FLOOD POTENTIAL DISCUSSION...
Widespread rains and melting snows have produced significant river rises on
many rivers in the middle and southern Ohio Valley. Moderate flooding is
occurring or expected along numerous rivers in the southern and eastern
Ohio Valley. Minor flooding is widespread across Kentucky, West Virginia and
some of southwestern Pennsylvania.
While these rivers will crest and fall out of flood stage over the next several
days, new snow has fallen over much of the basin. Warming temperatures from
this weekend and through next week will produce gradual snowmelt, slowing the
recession of area rivers.
...24-HR OBSERVED PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY'S RIVER FORECASTS...
Precipitation measured over all but the far northern Ohio Valley. Amounts
increased to the south. Basin averages across much of Kentucky, West Virginia
and middle Tennessee reached 1.25 to 2.25 inches.
...48-HR FORECAST PRECIPITATION USED IN TODAY'S RIVER FORECASTS...
Precipitation will be confined to the southeastern half of the Ohio Valley.
Basin averages will increase to the southeast with portions of southern West
Virginia and far western Virginia expecting up to 0.80 inches of
...RIVER BASINS IN FLOOD...
Points along the following river basins were in flood Thursday morning:
River Basin Forecast Point Flood Stage Latest Stg Tendency *
Ohio River Point Pleasant 40 40.5 Rising
Monongahela Rvr Belington 14 17.0 Falling
Monongahela Rvr Philippi 19 21.7 Falling
Monongahela Rvr Charleroi 28 32.6 Falling
Monongahela Rvr Elizabeth 20 23.4 Falling
Kanawha River Tornado 25 28.0 Falling
Sandy River Branchland 30 34.2 Falling
Sandy River Williamson 27 39.4 Falling
Sandy River Kermit 38 39.4 Rising
Sandy River Pikeville 35 40.4 Falling
Licking River Blue Lick Spring 25 29.8 Falling
Kentucky River Hazard 20 23.3 Falling
Kentucky River Booneville 27 32.4 Falling
Kentucky River Heidelberg Lock 20 23.1 Steady
Kentucky River Ravenna 21 28.7 Falling
Kentucky River Clay City 17 19.9 Rising
Kentucky River Boston 35 36.6 Rising
Green River Munfordville 28 29.9 Falling
Green River Brownsville 18 19.3 Rising
Green River Woodbury 33 33.9 Rising
Green River Rochester Ferry 17 18.2 Rising
Green River Paradise 380 385.0 Rising
Green River Dundee 25 26.9 Falling
Cumberland River Pineville 1002 1016.5 Falling
Cumberland River Barbourville 27 32.6 Falling
Cumberland River Williamsburg 21 25.3 Rising
Forecast precipitation graphics are available on the OHRFC Website
at the following address: http://weather.gov/ohrfc/ForecastPrecipitation
* Tendency based on observed value and a 1-day forecast.